Sunday Actors

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I did a bunch of songs because I wanted to hear them. This is what I like. If someone else likes it, great. It sounds best when it's cold.

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released February 6, 2012

All songs written, performed, and produced by James Henderson

Trumpet on "Mistrust" by Chris Norwood
Guest vocals on "Run Away" by Kim Le-Henderson

Mastered by Scott Craggs at Old Colony Mastering

Thank you to everyone ever. Special thanks to Kim and Georgina, who are the best.

Cover art by Hollis

Dedicated to the memory of William Ivy.

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Track Name: Recovery
Waking up surrounded at midday
Six people and they all look the same
Not sure he knows them, but glad they came
So nice they took the time on a Sunday

Followers file in like children
Distressed to see it's happened again
The same parade of faces as then
Incites slow recognition within
And drowsy eyes survey the room

I know nobody coming through the door
Has any idea what he means to say
And everybody coming through that door,
Sends a prayer into the air
Before they slip away

Too many hours of nothing to see
A lonely room and ghosts on TV
A fleeting flash of clarity,
Then conversations veering off-key
(So far away)

No keeping up with all that he's on
Fact and fancy fuse into one
Guests arrive the moment they've gone
Not long enough until the next one
And drowsy eyes survey the room.

I know nobody coming through the door
Has any idea what he means to say
And everybody coming through that door,
They say a spell to make him well today,
I know nobody coming through the door
Has any idea what he's trying to say
And everybody coming through that door,
They say a spell to make him well again
And send a prayer into the air
Before they slip away
Track Name: Overwhelmed at the Roundtable
Left behind a soul
Remembered in pieces I know
Still here, but hard to recall.

Spirit's up and gone,
Set off to become an icon
Somewhere with no cares at all.

These days
When everybody has something to say
But I remain silent
With only just the nerve to say, "Goodbye."

Stories told
Of real-life perpetually put on hold
So near, just like daydreams.

Drifting up like smoke,
Intentions dissolve into hope
Still here, but living onscreen

I've gone away
Thought I'd never see a day
Where I would sit still
I don't wanna hurt anybody
Track Name: Be Someone
Here come the lovers
Here come the "There's no others"
To the realization
There's no need for conversation.

What we say means nothing,
Something only we could know
I'd fall apart if it wasn't for you.

Please stay behind
I only want to be someone
Please stay behind
If only I could be someone for a while.

Here come addiction
Here come the contradiction
Does it make me righteous
To struggle with a guilty conscience?

What I say means nothing,
Something only I could know
I'd fall apart if it wasn't for me.
Track Name: Mistrust
You put your mistrust in the higher things
Left to your own upheaval
Careless of conditioning
You put your mistrust in the higher things
No faith left to renew
Everybody's gotta face up to the facts

But I don't dare
And you say it must be so
They did you wrong, I don't know
But we're all dressed up and ready to go

And I say

Mucho mistrust is the hardest thing
Preys on the meek and needful
Recklessly reckoning
You put your mistrust in the higher things
Nothing else left to prove
Everybody does the same thing when you turn your back

But I don't dare
And you say it must be so
They did you wrong, I don't know
But we're all dressed up and ready to go
Calm words when you take it slow
Wrong words maybe, I don't know
Strong words when you let it show.
Track Name: Asylum
I was lost inside a vision
Brought on by indecision
And carried far away
We were locked in with the others
And soon we would discover
We'd gone the wrong way
I was willing to pay the price
And then some more
For somewhere we could hide ourselves away

I was undone by impatience
And incompetent agents
Who seldom act for me
We were led into decisions
Conflicting with our vision
Of where we'd be
And now I've only to pay the price
For wanting more
Than somewhere we could hide ourselves away
Track Name: Silhouettes
Conjured up
And commands coming down
Unfit to lead
And calling for the crown
In constant need
Too often called upon
Ever unaware
The time has come and gone

I was told you would remain among
The silhouettes and setting suns
Where everybody goes by different names

I was told you would remain among
The silhouettes and setting suns
Just looking out for someone else to blame

Hiding out
Just under paper thin
Never takes too much
To break the skin I'm in
I've heard it said
But it's all news to me
I looked away too long ago
To oversee

Who is it going to be?
Why are you asking me?
I'll wind up where I'm bound.
And I'd like to take some time
But I couldn't slow it,
Couldn't turn it around.
Track Name: Outside-In
Everybody's got a story to tell
And I know them all pretty well
Now I'm on the inside looking out.

It's all I ever wanted to be
So why is it all turning me outside-in?
And now I'm on the inside looking out.

The lesser will come to the fore
We shouldn't expect anymore
Now we're on the inside looking out.

You ask me and I wish I knew
Why it's still turning you outside-in
And now you're on the inside looking out

So close to feeling
I've had enough
But just a little at a time
And I go off and wander
like a little, lost child.

So close to feeling
I can't get enough
Til I get left behind,
Outside-in and
Pushing from the inside

Pay your respects to the supermen,
We're never gonna see them again
Now we're on the inside looking out.

Everybody's got a story to tell
And I know them all pretty well,
Outside-in
And now we're on the inside looking out.
Track Name: Home Movies
your type unseen before
won't likely see anymore
we've fallen so far
below where you are

long lines lead back to you
the traces fade out of view
the mimics don't care
going nowhere

you were a lonely child
let yourself run wild
in perfect style
always dressing up just to see

your face in
home movies
kept in a letterbox for you
encased in
your place in time

your face in
home movies
kept in a letterbox for you
you smile inside
another time.

long gone and crawling home
alight and left on your own
you'd fallen so far
under the radar

no lines turned up to see
the one you turned out to be
superstars don't care
to go nowhere

you were a lonely child
easily beguiled
got yourself defiled,
always dressing up just to see
Track Name: Run Away
you bring me to my knees
and i come crawling back
tied-up with treachery
how can i run away from you?

set sail for seven seas
i come crawling back
you bring me to my knees
how can i run away from you?
i can't run away from you
i can't run away from you.

you strike me deaf with screams
under attack
drift into broken dreams
but i can't run away from you.

cry out so violently
for all i lack
resolving silently
that i can't run away from you
i can't run away from you
i can't run away from you.
Track Name: Raincoat
Which road am I to follow?
Where will I be in thirty second's time?
Can we drop everything
When we've seen the child arrive?
I know I'm never gonna sleep again.

I was talking,
You were estranged,
And we both cracked under the strain
Of trying to keep it up

You worry bout your raincoat
Because the sky could fall
You worry bout your raincoat and
Don't mean a thing at all.

Where we going tomorrow?
It seems our dreams have grown too high to climb
Can we stop everything
To be someone to admire?
I know I'm never gonna dream aloud again.

I was talking,
You were estranged
And we both cracked under the strain
Of trying to keep it up

Which road am I to follow?
Will I beg or borrow down the line?
I can't drop everything
Just to see it all unwind
I know I'm never gonna sleep again.

I was talking,
You were estranged
And we both cracked under the strain
Of trying to keep it up.
Track Name: Long Division
It's no secret,
But for some reason nobody knows
So let's just pretend some more

Too much talking
Starts me walking til the frenzy slows
I don't want to know anymore

Don't leave it up to me,
I'll never see it on my own

It seems alright to me
I'm not supposed to be
The talkative one

I'm numb
And carelessly
Speaking other words,
Unsure of what I'm fighting for

It bares repeating,
Words lose all meaning when you've said it all
And I've heard it all before

Painting pictures,
A thousand fixtures won't display them all
I don't see the worth anymore

Don't leave it up to me
I'll never see it on my own